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Elections ‘22: Prop 26 and Prop 27 Are Dueling to Make Sports Gambling Legal

McKenzie Jackson | California Black Media  Joseph Thomas, an avid sports fan in the San Fernando Valley, is stretching his texting fingers, anticipating the legalization of online sports gambling in the Golden State.  The retail sales manager enjoys playing fantasy football and wouldn’t mind wagering up to $100 a month on his favorite NFL team […]

Posted inHealth

Riverside County Declares Public Health Emergency as Monkeypox Cases Hit 70

Breanna Reeves Following state-wide and national public health emergency declarations by Governor Gavin Newsom and President Joe Biden regarding the spread of monkeypox, Riverside County proclaimed a public health emergency on August 8. Riverside County Public Health officials reported the first probable/confirmed case of monkeypox in the region back in June and have reported 70 […]

Posted inIn My Opinion

Opinion: Additional Funding For Black Students is a Boost to All California Students

Chaché Wright | NAACP San Bernardino President There is a misconception that runs rampant throughout our school halls across California – Black students have little to no desire to do well and be challenged in the classroom.  Having grown up in the San Bernardino City Unified School District and been actively involved in civil rights […]

Posted inKeeping It Real

Keeping it Real: A Real Leader Would Apologize… But this is No Real Leader… This is Chad Bianco

S.E. Williams Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco loves to exploit right wing issues to garner media attention. So it came as no surprise that he would “open mouth and insert foot” at the first opportunity in relation to the highly controversial and political lightening rod issue of abortion in the wake of the recent U.S. […]

Posted inI.E. Sports

LA Charger Training Camp Commences

Jon Gaede | BVN Sports The Los Angeles Charger football team breaks training camp with high expectations.  The Charger Costa Mesa training facility provides veteran players an optimal environment to refine their skills, while the rookies compete for an opportunity. NFL experts believe Chargers are a formidable playoff opponent Last season’s’ 9-8 Charger record is […]

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President Joe Biden Declares Monkeypox Outbreak a Public Health Emergency

Breanna Reeves | President Joe Biden declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as cases continue to spread throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra made the announcement during a briefing on August 4, just two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global […]

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Department of Aging Tells Elderly Californians, “There Is Help for You”

Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media and BVN Staff The San Bernardino Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Commission on Social Action held a community meeting on aging recently with Susan DeMarios, Director of the California Department of Aging (CDA) and Sharon Nevins, Director of Bernardino County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services. Attendees […]